Did you know the oral is the window to our overall health? Today, it just proves this right over and over again with the rising pandemic cases. To keep our masks on and sanitise our hands and feet will keep us safe to a certain degree.
The more you ridicule this habit the higher the chances that the diseases will ridicule you in the face. But our overall health starts from our mouth. Healthy eating and maintaining your teeth and gum health are all equally important.
This article features some of the useful tips you can adopt in your everyday life to maintain good health.
The 5 tips
- Limit acidic drinks, yes, we consume more acidic drinks labelled by marketing sectors as soft drinks. Too many drinks will dissolve the minerals in the tooth enamel. Please visit your dentist for a regular health check-up.
- As bizarre as it sounds please use a brush with a small head that enables or accesses the back teeth. Using fluoridated toothpaste to harden the tooth enamel. Why? This can prevent and protect your tooth from decaying.
- Brush gently every time you brush your teeth. You might brush twice or thrice a day but do so in a reliable manner to please have a good teeth life.
- Practice brushing in a slow manner and gentle sawing motion to floss your teeth every day. Now, no matter how many times you brush your teeth it is important to maintain the interval of brushing time to 2 minutes straight.
- Germ build-up is another major cause of tooth and gum ulcers. Drinking water often and flossing your mouth after every meal of food intake can reduce the germ build-up!
Critical conditions you can associate to oral health
Endocarditis. This is associated with your heart, mostly the inner lining of your heart chambers or valves (endocardium). This occurs when bacterium and germs from other parts of the body mainly from mouth spread into the bloodstream & attack your heart.
Cardiovascular disease. This is pretty famous in medical history to date. It is associated with the heart. They mainly occur due to clogged arteries and as a result, might affect your nervous system leading to stroke. This is due to the inflammation & infection of oral bacteria.
Pregnancy and birth complications. Periodontitis has been linked to premature birth and low birth weight.
Pneumonia. Certain bacteria in your mouth can be pulled into your lungs, causing pneumonia and other respiratory diseases.
Diabetes. This upstreaming disease is by far the deadliest if ignored. It can amputate your legs if not taken care of. However, it depends on the type of diabetes you have. It will put your gums into dangerous risks and be severe among the diseases.
Research shows that people who have gum disease have a harder time controlling their blood sugar levels. Regular periodontal care can improve diabetes control.
HIV/AIDS. Oral problems, such as painful mucosal lesions, are common in people who have HIV/AIDS.
Osteoporosis. This bone-weakening disease is linked with periodontal bone loss and tooth loss. Certain drugs used to treat osteoporosis carry a small risk of damage to the bones of the jaw.
Alzheimer’s disease. Worsening oral health is seen as Alzheimer’s disease progresses.
Following the above can prevent oral cancers to a greater extent unless you are a chain smoker who is willing to affect your lungs as a bonus to Corona. But, having a healthy set of teeth can bring more cheers, kisses and laudable conversations to you. Following the above tips, your teeth will whiten gradually, which is the right way to do so.